Wednesday, December 2, 2009

In the HEAT of the Night??

Night checks....a nightly routine in this home. Our endo is helping us all she can to "stabilize" J.J.'s night-time numbers....but without CGMing it's going to continue to be routine in our household. Hubby has taken on the routine as a true knight would. I stay up as late as I can, but then he takes over 'til the morning light. When he's out of town I realize how blessed I am to have his help.

As I found out last night, cold weather and night checks do not mingle. I was all warm and snug in my bed...actually in a deep sleep....dreaming away.......when....


We all recognize that annoying sound!!

My first thought AFTER I turned off the alarm was.....

"NO.....IT'S COLD!! I don't want to get out of bed. I'll be freezing when I get back."

But then I remembered the birthday present my HUSBAND got ME for MY birthday a few weeks ago......


I turned it on to the highest setting and shuffled off to check J.J.'s blood, confident that when I returned I would instantly warm up. I was not disappointed!! My feet warmed up fast and the chill quickly dissipated. I was able to drift back to sleep quickly.

But before I fell asleep it dawned on me WHY my husband had bought this for MY birthday!! I hadn't asked for it, and rarely do I get cold once I'm snuggled in bed. HE was the one that needed it most of the time!! Last night I'm glad he bought it for ME.

So all you D-Moms and Dads doing night checks in the CHILL of the night.....consider a heated mattress pad!!!


phonelady said...

I never thought about that . that is awesome .

Molly said...

I have one too. I especially love it on nights when Dixie wakes me up and I'm low and sweaty. A juice or gu, new jams, and I am warm and snuggly and can fall back to sleep.

Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...

My husband does the night time checks. I can't get back to sleep if I have to get up!

I just launched a new blog called D-Mom Blog, which I hope is a resource to other parents of diabetic children. I hope to develop relationships with more parents.

(I've included you in my blogroll already.)

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